the part of an estate that children or other close relatives can claim against the decedent's testament.
- Also le·git·i·me [li-jit-uh-mee]. /lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmi/.
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How to use legitim in a sentence
On the marriage of both of your children a certain sum was paid down and accepted in full of legitim.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobiles enixi eam rogare, ut proferat nomina eorum qui hoc detulere: cogatque illos accusationem legitim ac palm adornare.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. | William H. Prescott